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1 of 18 | Posted by: Pat Klenz

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. ”
2 of 18 | Posted by: Chuck Brentlinger - Kettering, OH

“Denny I am so sorry to hear about Stephen. You and your entire family are in my prayers. God bless you all. ”
3 of 18 | Posted by: Randy Schaefer Jr - Lima, OH

“We are so saddened by your sudden loss. Our prayers and condolences to all the family. Denny, stay strong, we're here for you. ”
4 of 18 | Posted by: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office - FL

“I am so sorry for your loss. Alicia, Ross, Chelsea, your dad was a good man. My heart is breaking for you kids and I sure wish there was something I...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Steffanie Mason

“Denny, Sorry to hear the passing of Stephen. God Bless. Roy Haynes (Marion, Ohio) ”
6 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“So sad to hear. So many memories, of the all times we spent together at our Grandparents house. Even though life took us in different directions, I...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Michael Dobbs - Nashville, IN

“I just can't understand this right now, but I know God will explain it to me someday. ”
8 of 18 | Posted by: Ross Mincks - Wapak, OH - Brother

“Paula, Denny and families. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Stephen. He was a wonderful young man. Paula my heart hurts for you at this very...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Connie Pierce - Mesa, AZ

“I cannot express my prayers enough to Steve's family. The lose of a family member is hard enough but to go through two in such a short time must be...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: timothy Weber - BARSTOW, CA

“I knew Steve as an Auxiliary member at Auglaize Sheriff's Office. I was a dispatcher and when he was there in the office, if we got busy he would...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Kathy Latimer - Wapakoneta, OH

12 of 18 | Posted by: Tammy Bushong - Lima, OH

“Steve was one of my best friends, growing up, and we had so many memorable times. We met in elementary school, and became close friends. He got me...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Eric Chrismer - WA - Friend

“Until we meet again my love. ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: Bridgette McKay - Wheeling, WV

“Stevie, I love you and miss you so very much. My world is now smaller somehow. My kids and I will never forget the love you spread through all of our...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Bridgette McKay - Wheeling, WV

“So so sorry...will always remember you..Prayers for the family. ”
16 of 18 | Posted by: Tammy Bushong - Lima, OH

“Steve and I grew up together and would always hang out. I lost contact with steve as we both grew older and every once and a while id run into at...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Brian Harrod - Wapakoneta, OH

“Paula--So sorry to hear of the loss of your son. We will pray for you & the family. You have suffered great loss. May the Lord comfort and guide you....Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: Sharron & Jim Twining - Delphos, OH

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Stephen W. Burkart age 48, of Cridersville, passed away unexpectedly at 2:18 a.m. Tuesday Nov. 15, 2016 at St. Rita's Medical Center. He was born Jan. 22, 1968 in Stutgart, Germany to Dennis W. and Paula J. Beall Burkart. His father survives in Jasper, FL and mother, Paula Ruppert survives in Cridersville.
Stephen was employed by Cessna Transport for over 20 years where he was a truck driver. He was a member of the Auglaize County Sheriff's Auxillary, enjoyed playing the drums and working around the house. He loved spending time around his pond and idolized his children and grandchildren.
Survivors include 5 children: Chelsea (Jonathon) Zeigler, Ross Burkart and Crew Burkart all of Cridersville, Alisha Sperry of Wapak and Lauren Sperry of Savannah, Georgia, grandson Jacob Rinehart, siblings Shawn (Sue) Ruppert, Mike (Judy) Ruppert and Beth (Danny Cousino) Epperson all of Wapak and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his step father David Ruppert.
Funeral services will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday at Bailiff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville with Mike Armentrout officiating. Friends may call from noon until time of the services Saturday at the funeral home. Private graveside services will follow at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are requested to be given for the children, c/o Chelsea Zeigler.